Snaring goldfinches using glue-coated traps under investigation in Roquetas de Mar in Spain’s Costa Almeria

ILLEGAL: Goldfinches are a protected species CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

THE Guardia Civil are investigating a Roquetas de Mar resident for using traps coated with glue to snare goldfinches, a protected species.
Acting on information someone was illegally catching the birds in Las Hortichuelas, the Guardia kept an eye on the zone. They surprised the man going to check what he’d got.
Officers found four trapped goldfinches and one in a cage, which was used as a decoy.
The also came across sticks and reeds impregnated with glue.
The Guardia said this is a typical method used to make sure the birds are unable to get away.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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